I am a believer that every action has a purpose and at least one benefit. Now, before you question this statement, let it sink for a bit….and a bit more…Ok now, would you believe me if I told you that people want to live a healthy and happy life?read more
The fear that comes from imagining ourselves as a potential victim or survivor of a heinous crime such as murder or rape, can scare us to the point that we may sometimes become “victim blamers”. I’d like to focus on one of the numerous factors that lead people to “bla…read more
Making connections is essential to success! Not only are connections with others vital, but so are connections within yourself. These internal connections are made by becoming aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, including those that are holding you back fro…read more
The holidays are fast approaching so let’s have a quick chat. While we generally celebrate holidays around food, which is joyful, I often hear people refer to overeating as something like a Groundhog Day phenomena: one in which year after year we 1) overindulge and ap…read more
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Usually when we think about grief we associate it with the aftermath of losing someone we love or deeply care about. Grief is a natural response to a significant loss. If you’ve dealt with other types of loses and you’ve felt grief...read more
If you are wondering if your teen needs a counselor, it is likely that you and/or others have noticed at least one emotional and behavioral change in him or her. One of the factors that makes the determination about whether your teen needs professional help a little t…read more
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube You may have already learned about the stigma associated with mental health issues and how this often makes it difficult for people to seek help. Per Health and Human Services (HHS) data, less than half of the adolescents that needed...read more
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Youtube You are considering talking to your teen about his or her mental health (which includes emotions and behaviors) and are not sure about what approach to take or what to say. Often this conversation arises when you or someone in your...read more
In the article “Bad Couples Therapy- Betting Past the Myth if Therapist Neutrality”, William Doherty, professor and director of the marriage and family therapy room at the University of Minnesota, tackles issues within the Couples therapy specialty. He claims that alt…read more
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